Ex parte PLUMTON et al. - Page 1

                                  The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                              
                                   (1) was not written for publication in a law journal and                               
                                          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                      
                                                                                      Paper No. 19                        
                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                  
                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
                                  Ex parte DONALD L. PLUMTON and TAE S. KIM                                               
                                                Appeal No. 1998-2962                                                      
                                              Application No. 08/485,079                                                  
                                                       ON BRIEF                                                           
              Before KRASS, BARRETT and GROSS,  Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
              KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                         

                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                     This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 10-15 , all of the                   
              pending claims.                                                                                             
                     The invention is directed to both a vertical FET and a heterojunction bipolar                        
              transistor, each having, respectively, a drain or collector made of a III-V semiconductor                   
              material with a surface having a crystal plane orientation of (100) within 0.5.                            

                     1The appendix to the brief indicates a claim “1" on appeal but this clearly refers to claim “10.”    

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